New Year, New Travels; Comic Con Edition

By Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan
Meghan Sullivan

The New Year brings new opportunities to get out and go places. But with the myriad of amazing places to go and things to do, it can require some upfront planning to prioritize where to spend your hard-earned time and money.  If you’re a comic fan, this year’s destinations should be a no-brainer.

Comic conventions (and other popular culture events) are big business now. And why shouldn’t they be? There is no shortage of new and amazing material to celebrate and fandoms to embrace. Here are some top events and their locations that you may want to prioritize and work into your 2017 travel plans.

February

17-19: Wizard World Comic Con, Portland, OR

March

2-5: Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, WA

17-19: Wizard World Comic Con, Cleveland, OH

14-16: Sakura Con, Seattle, WA

31-April 2: WonderCon, Anaheim, CA

April

7-9: Wizard World Comic Con, St Louis, MO

13-16: Star Wars Celebration, Orlando, FL

21-23: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, IL

21-23: Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Jose, Ca

May

5-7: Wizard World Comic Con, Minneapolis, MN

19-21: Wizard World Comic Con, Des Moines, IA

25-28: Phoenix Comic Con, Phoenix, CA

26-28: MCM London Comic Con, London, England

June

1-4: Wizard World Comic Con, Philadelphia, PA

3-4: BookCon, New York, NY

8-11: A-Kon, Fort Worth, TX

16-18: Wizard World Comic Con, Sacramento, CA

30-July 2: Denver Comic Con, Denver, CO

July

14-16: D23 Expo, Anaheim, CA

14-16: Wizard World Comic Con, Albuquerque, NM

20-23: Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

August

4-6: Wizard World Comic Con, Columbus, OH

9-13: World Con, Helsinki, Finland

11-13: Wizard World Comic Con, Orlando, FL

17-20: AnimeFest, Dallas, TX

17-20: Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN

24-27: Wizard World Comic Con, Chicago, IL

25-27: Comic Con Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

September

1-4: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

8-10: Wizard World Comic Con, Nashville, TN

17-18: Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach, CA

22-24: Wizard World Comic Con, Madison, WI

October

5-8: New York Comic Con, New York, NY

27-29: Wizard World Comic Con, Oklahoma City, OK

27-29: Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con, Los Angeles, CA

November

17-19: Wizard World Comic Con, Austin, TX

And if those aren’t enough geeky travel options for you, there are additional big conventions which have not yet finalized dates yet.  Keep your eye on sites like ReedPop for those dates.  And be sure to let me know if you choose to add any of these great events to your 2017 travel plans!  

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